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Tamborines of Mafalala

Behind "Tamborines of Mafalala"

Behind "Tamborines of Mafalala"

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The people behind the film

The film-makers behind this film are three young men, the director; hip hop artist Lutegardo Lampiao, the producer  Alexandre Pita and Sound and Lighting technician Gabriel Pita, two hip hop fans from Zambezia perovince, themselves coming to terms with the difference between women they grew up with  in rural Zambezia and the young women they are portraying in their film. As they work alongside young women who self-identify as feminists, the young men from the north become increasingly passionate about the role films like theirs can do for the rural women in Zambezia they left behind.

The questions raised in the film

What does an interdisciplinary approach to teaching film research and production in higher education add to the next generation of Mozambican filmmakers? When people from all backgrounds, men and women, rich and poor are supported in the study of moving image production, what impact will this have on the representation of a people?